curriculum vi·tae (vītē, vētī, wētī′)
n. pl. curricula vitae Abbr. CV
A summary of one's education, professional history, and job qualifications, as for a prospective employer.
[Latin curriculum vītae, the race of life : curriculum, course + vītae, genitive of vīta, life.]
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